Board lobbies Harrisburg for fair funding formula

In a 7-1 decision Monday, the Spring-Ford Area School Board approved a resolution urging the Pennsylvania Legislature to establish a new funding formula for basic education… More

Wolf says school ratings should be less tied to tests

Pennsylvania's Gov. Wolf intends to steer the state away from school accountability measures that he says place too great an emphasis on standardized test scores. Details of the new plan have not yet been released… More

Grove takes another crack at pension reform

As municipal pension liabilities continue to mount, a York County representative is taking another crack at reforming the system despite having a previous bill die in a House committee last year. This time around, state Rep. Seth Grove, R-Dover, reached across the Susquehanna River to team up with a fellow Republican, Rep… More

Editorial: For pension fixes, get with ‘The Program’

If you haven't followed the years-long struggle to cut the costs of public pensions and shrink the state's now $50 billion-plus unfunded liability, that's OK. You can check in any time. Not much changes. Republicans want to scale back benefits; Democrats don't. Democrats want to borrow to pay down debt… More

Editorial: State needs a comprehensive solution to public pension crisis

The underfunding and precarious status of the state pension system is one of the most pressing problems facing us in Pennsylvania. It impacts every citizen in the commonwealth – not just state or municipal workers… More

‘Everyone wins’: Readers react to GOP proposal to change state pension benefits

A proposal to change the pension benefits for current state employees by Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman has PennLive commenters in a tizzy. Pennlive… More

Harrisburg School Board accepts resignation of CFO Peggy Morningstar

Harrisburg School District Chief Recovery Officer Gene Veno joked that he would use one of his rare board votes to block the departure of Chief Financial Officer Peggy Morningstar, but in the end, he joined the Harrisburg School Board in approving her resignation. Pennlive… More

Corman: late pension bill, late budget

Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman said if pension talks stretch into the fall, so will the budget process. WITF… More

Senate leader links pension overhaul, vote on new budget

Full storyThe Senate Republican leader, Jake Corman, said Monday that there will be no new state budget until Pennsylvania recasts its two statewide pension systems in ways Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf opposes… More

Wolf looks to liquor stores in plan to pay down pension debt

Pennsylvania’s has billions of dollars of pension debt, and it’s hoping its state-owned liquor stores could help pick up the tab. Gov. Tom Wolf wants to use increased revenue from modernizing the state-owned wine and liquor system to pay down the Pennsylvania School Employees’ Retirement System’s pension debt and alleviate the burden on school districts… More